Charles Dodd White will visit City Lights Bookstore at 3 p.m. Saturday, to  present his new book, “A Year Without Months.”

Contemplating the suicides of his father, uncle and son, White meditates on what it means to go on when seemingly everything worth living for is lost.

What he discovers is an intimate connection to the natural world, a renewed impulse to understand his troubled family history, and a devotion to following the clues that point to the possibility of a whole life.

“‘A Year without Months’ achieves a lyricism and poignancy reminiscent of Norman Maclean’s great family story ‘A River Runs Through It,’ but Charles Dodd White’s voice and story are his own,” said local author Ron Rash. “Many books linger forever in our minds. Only a few also linger forever in our hearts, and this is one of them.” 

White is the recipient of the Chaffin Award and the Appalachian Book of the Year Award for his fiction. He teaches English at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee.

To reserve copies of “A Year Without Months” call City Lights Bookstore at 586-9499.